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A Motown ChristmasSignature Theatre
Dec. 17 – 21 The holidays get a smooth new groove when delivered motown style in a fun, upbeat and soulful yuletide treat.
Gloria! A Baroque Italian ChristmasSaint Mark's Episcopal Church
Dec. 15 – 18 Folger Consort journeys to Venice for the holiday's with Vivaldi's beloved Gloria in D, RV589.
Maz JobraniThe Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31, 2020 Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.
Washington Performing Arts: Kian SoltaniThe Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22, 2020 He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.
The Hip Hop NutcrackerStrathmore
Dec. 17 – 19 Join Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they set off for a magical adventure…in modern day New York City.
A Jazz New Year's Eve: Branford MarsalisThe Kennedy Center
Tue. Dec 31 Ring in 2020 in style when our always popular A Jazz New Year’s Eve returns to the Terrace Theater.
Step Afrika! Step XplosionStrathmore
Sun. Jan 12, 2020 Tracing step’s roots to the African American percussive traditions of patting juba, hambone, ring shout, and tap.
Come From AwayThe Kennedy Center
Dec. 15, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020 Takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.
Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn BrooksStrathmore
Fri. Jan 24, 2020 Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.
NSO Pops: Game ON!The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 8, 2020 Mesmerizing celebration of symphonic video game music in its world premiere.
Becoming JaneNational Geographic
Thru Jun. 1, 2020 Explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps.
A Chorus LineSignature Theatre
Dec. 15, 2019 – Jan. 4, 2020 This non-stop showcase with one of the largest casts in Signature history is the one singular sensation for the holiday season.
A Christmas CarolFord's Theatre
Dec. 15, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020
Washington Performing Arts: Melissa AldanaSixth & I
Sat. Feb 15, 2020
Washington Performing Arts: Kinan Azmeh CityBandSixth & I
Sat. Feb 8, 2020
Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and ExtinctionNational Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20, 2020
National Philharmonic: Handel's MessiahStrathmore
Dec. 21 – 22
Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute ConcertThe Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26, 2020
The Second City's Love, FactuallyThe Kennedy Center
Dec. 15 – 29
A Christmas CarolMulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab
Dec. 15 – 29
Choral Arts Society of Washington: A Family ChristmasThe Kennedy Center
Tue. Dec 24
Washington Performing Arts: Midori & ThibaudetStrathmore
Sat. Jan 25, 2020
Rightfully Hers: American Women and the VoteNational Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021
Washington Performing Arts: Anne-Sophie MutterThe Kennedy Center
Sat. Feb 1, 2020